The search and rescue ship A500 Donbas and the tugboat A830 Korets recently arrived in the city of Berdyansk, Ukrainian Navy Representative Taras Chmut reported on social media. "Arrived! Congratulations to the fleet on an important event!" - wrote Chmut.
Earlier, Ukraine’s online military news outlet reported that the boats arrived in Mariupol on the evening of September 24. Two small armored artillery boats, P177 Kremenchuk and P178 Lubny accompanied them.
The Donbas and the Korets departed from Odessa and arrived at the new naval base of the Ukrainian fleet on the Azov Sea where they will be permanently stationed. The new base is part of the Navy’s effort to address challenges encountered by Ukrainian warships passing through the Kerch Strait to the Sea of Azov.